MEZZ CUES BALTIC POOL LEAGUE 2018 TALLINN
Mezz Cues Baltic Pool League 2018 (BPL) fourth and final qualification stage was held in the Estonian capital Tallinn. The name of the game was eight ball. The host for the event was Hill Hill Pool Club. The winners of the third stage were Denis Grabe (EST), Ekaterina Polovinchuk (UKR) and Petteri Karapuu (FIN).
Polovinchuk dominating continues
At the beginning of the season, there was a question of whether Polovinchuk will fill Margaret Fefilova’s place on the top of the women BPL. The answer is that she has won all three stages of BPL in which she participated. This time she won in the final 6:1 the last stage winner Yana Shut (BLR). Third places went to Anastasiya Kosareva (BLR) and Riikka Väyrynen (FIN).
Karapuu takes the Oldboys gold
The last stage in Riga was a little taste of what is still coming for Karapuu. Riga’s bronze medal obviously was not enough for the Finn, and in Tallinn, he went all the way. Probably the evenest final of the Tallinn stage saw Karapuu pocketing the eight ball and securing a 6:4 win over Aleksandrs Schukin (RUS). Both of the third places went to Latvia for Gatis Taube and Guntars Grinums.
Grabe back on track
As always when Grabe participates in the BPL then he is one of the favourites to win it, and this time there was no exception. The fact is one from one, i.e. one stage participated and one win. Grabe showed his A-game right from the start and never really was challenged. In the final, he faces another Estonian Mark Mägi who was looking for his second stage win in the row. However, Grabe crushed his intentions with a solid 7:3 win. Third places were Kait Hinn (EST) and Vladislav Shopik (BLR).
As it often is in Estonia the Estonians dominated the event. There were once again six Estonians in the top eight.
Qualification is finished
There was a total of 97 players in Tallinn representing Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and South Africa. In order to see the athletes qualified for the Grand Final held in Kaunas, Lithuania, please check our website www.balticpoolleague.eu.
The organisers thank all the athletes, volunteers, fans and all other people and companies that were part of another enjoyable event. Big gratitude goes out to all the sponsors – Mezz Cues, Aramith, Iwan Simonis, Kamui, Aveiras, Turtle Rack Sheet, Entry, Bams Pool House, Hill Hill Pool Club, Musta Kasi Pool Club.
For further information and to see the list of players qualified for the final event please visit our web page www.balticpoolleague.eu